Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 7.2oz | Women: 5.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Slip-on
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 14mm | Women: 13mm
Forefoot height: Men: 14mm | Women: 13mm
Brand: Mizuno
Type: Low drop | Zero drop | Minimalist
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $110
Colorways: Green
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90 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 94 / 100 | Runblogger | | Level 5 expert

    All in all I have to say that the Mizuno Ferus has been quite a pleasant surprise. If you’re in the market for a low-profile, zero drop road-to-trail shoe it’s definitely worth a look!

  • 90 / 100 | Minimalist Running Shoes | | Level 4 expert

    As a trail shoe, it is almost perfect. No small debris coming into the shoe or stuck on the outsole. Traction on the trails is much better than the Wave EVO Levitas including down hills when you get tired and heel strike a bit.

  • 85 / 100 | The Running Shoe Review | Level 3 expert

    With a forefoot wave, and X shaped lugs, you're going to be very sure footed. 

  • 89 / 100 | Helen Duarts | | Level 1 expert

    These offer enough room for all my toes, and allow them to spread just a little when I'm running, and I have had no issues with my little toes in the 65 miles I've put on them since my purchase.

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  • Mizuno made a couple of changes in the 2nd version of the EVO Ferus to keep up with its road counterpart in the EVO Levitas. For this trail-specific shoe that can also adequately handle the road, the most significant update is found in the outsole. The new model features the multi-directional Active-X outsole or the new lugs in the underfoot. These lugs are bigger in the central region of the forefoot and the midfoot. It is an update that is designed to improve the shoe’s bite on the rugged trail with decent road grip as well.
  • The upper gets a makeover as well with a new breathable mesh in a near-seamless construction. There are no more stitched overlays except the ones found in the heel. Without so much as a stitch for the majority of the areas, runners should have substantially lesser risks of having irritations or hot spots.

The fit is quite standard in the Ferus 2 just like the past version. It has a spacious heel that is not clumsy at all while the midfoot is securely locked in. The Oblique Toe Shape of the forefoot gives it a generous space for the toes to splay. New Balance also kept the size of the original model in the new edition. It runs a little longer than usual. Runners may have to go half a size down for their best fit. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.

The Active-X outsole or the x-tread configuration delivers versatile traction. With the updated version of bigger lugs in the main section of the midfoot and forefoot, runners are assured of a more reliable and stable grip on the trails. A very durable carbon rubber covers the entire underfoot for a long-lasting performance. This outsole material is as durable as those X10 elements used in some Mizuno shoes like the Wave Prophecy 8 and Wave Rider 22.

Mizuno’s proprietary AP+ midsole offers a superb combination of responsive cushioning and durability. It occupies the whole length of the shoe for consistent cushioning from the heel to the forefoot.

The AirMesh covers a majority of the upper section for above-average breathability. An Active-X upper of the security of the midfoot as it is directly connected to the midsole works in tandem with the outsole for a supportive and stable run on uneven trail surfaces. A traditional lace-up closure finishes the deal in the upper.